NHS – Choose Well.
(This information is provided by the Vale of York Clinical Commissioning Group)
Looking for health advice or treatment in Ryedale? There are more options than you might think…………….
Self-care Minor symptoms (headaches, sore throats, stomach upsets etc.) can be treated with off-the-shelf medicines – available from your local pharmacy, convenience store or supermarket.
NHS Direct Advice on symptoms, treatment and local services. Call free on 0845 46 47 or visit www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk
Pharmacy Expert advice and treatment for minor symptoms and conditions. Some open late and on weekends – no appointment necessary. Text ‘pharmacy’ to 64746 to find your nearest.
GP Practice For more significant illnesses and long term medical problems. If you have a serious health issue out of normal opening hours, call your practice to be connected to the out of hours service.
A&E or 999 For serious injuries and emergencies only. Depending where you are in Ryedale, there are three A&E departments to choose from: YorkHospital, Wiggington Road YO31 8HE; ScarboroughGeneralHospital, Woodlands Drive YO12 6QL; The Friarage Hospital, Northallerton DL6 1JG.
Information on your mobile More information is available on the NHS Choices website. If you have a mobile phone, visit www.nhs.uk/mobile .